Sai Mecha 2012: Your Contestants and The Tournament Bracket

May 2, 2012

Thank you all who participated in the nominations phase! After collecting and tallying all the votes, I am pleased to present to you your Sai Mecha 2012 contestants! GARhalla has freed up some spaces for newcomers, but you’ll also see some old faces lined up and ready to slug it out in the Super Dimensional Robot Tournament! The plethora of newer real robot shows split some votes, allowing more old super robots into the fray. But, will they prove themselves in the pits, or be sent packing? Only you can decide, mecha fans!

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The list of contestants:

Gurren Lagann (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)

WD-MO1 Turn A Gundam (Turn A Gundam)

Mazinkaiser SKL (Mazinkaiser SKL)

YF-29 Durandal (Macross Frontier movies)

NZ-666 Kshatriya (Gundam Unicorn)

Delphine (Break Blade)

VF-25 Messiah (Macross Frontier)

Escaflowne (Vision of Escaflowne)

ATM-09-ST Scopedog (Armored Trooper VOTOMS)

Mazinger Z (Mazinger Z)

Dai Guard (Terrestrial Defense Corps Dai Guard)

Gao Gai Gar (The King of Braves Gao Gai Gar)

Big O (Big O)

Type 00 Takemikazuchi (Sora no Woto)

Tauburn (Star Driver)

RX-78-GP03 Dendrobium (Gundam 0083)

RahXephon (RahXephon)

AV-98 Ingram (Patlabor)

Aquarion EVOL (Aquarion EVOL)

Gunbuster (Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster)

RX-0 Unicorn Gundam (Gundam Unicorn)

Shin Getter Robo (Shin Getter Robo)

Nirvash Type 0 (Eureka 7)

Zeorymer (Zeorymer of the Heavens)

MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam (Zeta Gundam)

Tachikoma (Ghost in the Shell)

Gurren Mk. II (Code Geass)

MS-07B Gouf Custom (Gundam: The 08th MS Team)

Black Getter (Getter Robo: Apocalypse)

Giant Robo (Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still)

GN-001 Gundam Exia (Gundam 00)

ARX-7 Arbalest (Full Metal Panic)

Keep in mind that the following mecha await the four new challengers in GARhalla:

Evangelion UNIT 01 (Neon Genesis Evangelion)

VF-1 Valkyrie (SDF Macross)

YF/VF-19 Excalibur (Macross Plus/Macross 7)

MS-06 Zaku II (Mobile Suit Gundam)

The bracket (click for full size)

There you have it, mecha fans! The contestants have been chosen, and the bracket determined. Now all that awaits is the first round of voting! Earth Side, round 1 begins SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY! This is ExecutiveOtaku, signing off.

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56 Responses to “Sai Mecha 2012: Your Contestants and The Tournament Bracket”

  1. -chii- said

    YEAH can’t wait!

  2. Kuro said

    Looks like an early exit for the Arbalest.

  3. schneider said

    Now time to vote against my nominations!

  4. Anya said

    DENDROBIUM! FUCK YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  5. Arabesque said

    ”Type 00 Takemikazuchi (Sora no Woto)”

    So the black sheep Tachikoma that decided to pick up a Trumpet instead of a gun made it through. I suppose it must have been all these iPod owners and Uni grads who have a thing for Amazing Grace who voted it in, but I had no idea it would make it through …

    *sees it’s set against the Zeta*

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

    Toughest match is going to be the Tauburn vs. Turn A for me. I love both these mecha to death and having them fight on so early is going to be brutal …

    • Arabesque said

      Actually, now that I had sometime to think about it, I think that I’m going to vote for the Takemikazuchi. As much as I love the Zeta, the Takemikazuchi is like a modern day Zvika Greengold on crack taken and put in a post-apocalyptic world and ends up getting geared up for the majority of the show until the last episode where it’s taken out of retirement and puts on Amazing Grace on repeat on it’s iPod and takes on an entire army … pretty epic if you can ably the term here.

      Yeah, it got my vote.

  6. drmchsr0 said

    There are TWO GETTERS in there.

    Repeat after me. There are TWO GETTERS.

    Also: WHY IS GAOGAIGAR PAIRED UP WITH AQUARION EVOL

  7. JoeQ said

    Aw, no love for Dix-Neuf and King J-Der 😥 Oh, well at least six of my nominations still made it in. Go, Sweet Getter! INFINITE POWER!

    Also, fucking ZEORYMER?! WTF is wrong with you people?! And Unicorn over Sinanju and NOTHING from G Gundam? Ugh…

    Plenty of horrible match-ups in the first round. I feel tempted to ragequit this whole sorry affair if THE KING OF BRAVES ends up losing to that… thing.

    • Matt Wells said

      Zeorymer and Shin Getter have never been in the same SRW game for the same reason Grendizer and Mazinkaiser don’t appear together. Immoveable Object meets Unstoppable Force. Thankfully Getterfags far outnumber the number of people who’ve even HEARD of Zeorymer.

      The King of the Braves better trounce that hideous spindly limbed Kawamori-fag excuse for a Getter, or there will be hell to pay.

      • reidjou4342 said

        The True Shape of Courage will obviously beat the orgasm-powered fake Getter Robo, Matt. Fear not.

      • WhatSht said

        The True Shape of Courage will never win the machine that sacrificed itself(along with its pilots) by sealing itself underground and holding the planet together with its fists.

      • Matt Wells said

        Okay, so Aquarion saved the planet with its fists. Aquarion also has angel wings and causes it’s pilots to orgasm when they combine.

        GaoGaiGar saved humanity from extinction twice, and the second time it did so by collapsing a celestial body emitting more energy than the sun, causing a dimensional anti-matter collapse that sacrificed all 200 members of the GGG team to save the lives of two ten year old boys + the entire human race.

        YOU THINK AQUARION IS WORTH A GNAT’S SHIT BEFORE THE OATH SWORN THROUGH COURAGE?

      • Reid said

        Just reading “the oath sworn through Courage” fires up my blood. I want to rip off the heads villainous puppies now.

      • AQUARION CAN POLLINATE THE TREE OF LIFE, CAN GGG POLLINATE A TREE?

    • reidjou4342 said

      I agree with ya, dude. Sinanju should ha’ got the nod. It’s the best-looking mobile suit ever drawn up and it’s a fierce thing without being cheap.

  8. Matt Wells said

    Damn good balance this year. No part of the final match ups I don’t like… except for the fucking Arblest (no threat this year thank GAWD) still being there and there’s STILL too many damn Gundams.

    My dream quarterfinals for the GARHALLA bracket: Shin Getter VS. Gurren Lagann and Giant Robo VS. Gunbuster. After that we leave it in the hands of the Gods.

    TWO GETTERS MOTHAFUCKERS. DOUBLE GETTERS ALL THE WAY.

  9. WhatSht said

    Aquarion Evol vs GaoGaiGar?
    The battlefield is gonna be completely trashed.
    YF-29 vs Kshatriya? OH YEA

    I think it would be ironic to see a match between Aquarion Evol and Getter, with both robots formed by 3 machines.

  10. Flandreriho said

    big 0 vs exia?
    seriously? hard to predict

  11. Andaer said

    Delphine vs. SKL – tough one.

    • reidjou4342 said

      NOT EVEN. Heavy Metal NEVER DIES.

      • whatsht said

        Try breaking Delphine’s crystal inner frame.

      • reidjou4342 said

        Metal is heavier than a hammerblow, louder than the final thunder, stronger than steel, faster than Hell, brighter than a thousand suns, darker than the black kiss of death. Thus, SKL should have no problem destroying a robot called “Dolphin”, cubic zirconia skeleton or not.

      • Delphine has a ridiculously strong armor/frame for an ancient mecha, it survived a fall down a cliff in the manga, with only some of the fingers and armor damaged, and it survived mainly because the emergency control used whatever power remaining to balance the machine in mid air, and landed at the bottom while standing, and the legs aren’t even broken.

  12. The Shockmaster said

    You list the Gouf Custom as “MS-06B” but it is no Zaku boy, no Zaku. It’s completely different and its correct model number is MS-07B-3. So as you can see ya dun goufed

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  15. Turambar said

    I need clarification. Is the Mazinger Z in the bracket specifically the old 70s Mazinger? Or does its 21st century rendition get incorporated into it as well? The answer will determine how conflicted I feel about that match up.

  16. HOLY SHIT ZEORYMER?? WTF?! Cybuster didn’t get in but ZEORYMER DID? Isn’t there like 5 people who know about it? (well maybe 6 thanks to SRW J being in English now)

  17. foshizzel said

    FK YA Aquarion EVOL!! And Tauburn ❤ ❤ ❤

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